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Old 20 February 2019, 12:59
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I have a bit of computer knowledge and want to get rid of my rented modem and router. I have spectrum as my provider and this is approved. Is this a good one?
https://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-SURFboa...now091-20&th=1
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Old 20 February 2019, 14:02
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Arris and the surfboards have been around for a while, Just make sure you change the password from default (I'm sure you will) and see if Arris has Firmware updates for it.

I notice this is rated for 343mbps which is right where it should be for Spectrum. Last time I bought one in haste and wondered why I wasn't getting the throughput I was expecting. I looked the specs up and it was only a 100mbps surfboard... OOPS

Once you get the device, call Spectrum with the MAC address off the label and it should get you on the network quickly
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Old 20 February 2019, 14:27
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I live in a small town and only have 100 mbps download right now. So I'm guessing 343 mbps should be good for awhile?
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Old 20 February 2019, 14:48
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I live in a small town and only have 100 mbps download right now. So I'm guessing 343 mbps should be good for awhile?

Yes sir should do fine.
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Old 20 February 2019, 14:54
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Thanks!
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Old 20 February 2019, 19:12
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*reading thread while banging rocks against my white box and black box, wondering when the passwords will change*
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Old 23 February 2019, 20:17
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I LOL'd:



https://www.wired.com/story/white-ho...ddles-message/

As stated numerous times above - disable remote admin and change default user/pass :thumbsup:
I would just add to this most excellent advice. Your router should allow you to restrict devices on your network by MAC address (MAC filtering), also you should restrict the number of active devices/connections to what you normally expect. If you are using WiFi, avoid broadcasting your Access Point to help prevent war-driving attempts. Then remember that the chicomms already have your crap and if you watch porn from websites, you have rootkits and keyloggers on your shit already. The last sentence was..., a little harsh, but true..
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Old 23 February 2019, 22:43
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If you are using WiFi, avoid broadcasting your Access Point to help prevent war-driving attempts.
Bro. It's 2019, not 2003. :)

Just fire everything up, use WPA2 and a lengthy passPHRASE (https://www.useapassphrase[.]com/) mixed in with a few numbers.
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Bro. It's 2019, not 2003. :)

Just fire everything up, use WPA2 and a lengthy passPHRASE (https://www.useapassphrase[.]com/) mixed in with a few numbers.
This. Also reference one of my earlier posts. Keep things updated. These two items alone with make you not much of a target of opportunity.

Oh, and donít click links
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